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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

City of Pismo BeachCandidate for City Council

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Marcia Guthrie

City Council Member
2,089 votes (23.46%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Central Coast Blue waste water treatment plant to capture the water currently sent out to the ocean and to stabilize our groundwater basin and protect it from salt water intrustion.
  • Downtown parking structure and other traffic mitigations.
  • Update our police and fire service buildings to better serve the community and shorten response times.



I've been a resident of Pismo Beach for 24 years.  I raised my children here and have a business in downtown Pismo Beach.  In 2014 when Pismo Beach was proposing a large development which would've doubled the size of the city, we put an initiative on the ballot which put the residents in charge of what happens in this area.  Measure H14 passed with 70% of the vote.  I'm very proud of this a very few states in the nation allow for citizen based legislation, California is one of them luckily.

I have served the residents of Pismo Beach for the last 4 years with honesty and integrity which I feel is essential for any public servant.

It would be my honor to serve as your Pismo Beach City Council member for the next 4 years.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

This election, more than one at any given time, calls for strong leadership to guide our city through these difficult times, while assuring that all voices are heard.

Pismo Beach has accomplished many positive things and is well-positioned to meet upcoming challenges. I will draw on my experience and proven leadership to keep the City moving forward and assure Pismo Beach remains a great place to live, work, visit and raise a family.

I believe my experience as a local business person and current City Council member has provided me with the knowledge, background, and more importantly the ability to represent Pismo's residents in a positive and effective manner. I also bring the strong dedication and integrity needed for all elected officials.

It would be my honor to continue to represent you for four more years.

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